Lead at Mastery

Love your work. Build your career. Choose Mastery.

At Mastery Schools, you will work alongside educators who work hard, support their peers, love kids, and believe they can achieve. Your colleagues will welcome, champion, and support you as you work toward common goals as part of our value to be One Team. We are anchored on our vision for Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and use a student-centered approach to work within the Ready for Rigor framework. 

Mastery’s common foundation will provide you with all the resources you need to deliver excellence for students and move initiatives and strategic programming forward. Our robust training and mentorship model will ensure that you are supported to continuously improve your craft. 

Above all, we encourage you to be whole by leveraging our comprehensive benefits and support systems in place to help you thrive professionally and personally. 



Hours professional development for staff


Hours a Month Directly Developing Teachers

Leadership Positions

Mastery Principals serve as the transformational change leaders of their campuses, with responsibilities managing the overall school function, driving academic initiatives, overseeing the professional development of staff, and building a school that values family and community engagement. Principals are guided with weekly support from Mastery’s Regional School Officers, who provide targeted coaching, and more than 100 central office employees working across different functional areas to serve schools.

Mastery Assistant Principals of Instruction (APIs) oversee the implementation of curriculum, utilize data to strategize teaching practices and manage instructional initiatives to ensure every student reaches achievement goals. APIs play a critical role in teacher coaching and are responsible for outlining clear systems and structures for their professional development and growth.

Mastery Assistant Principals of School Culture (APSCs) oversee the campus environment with an achievement-focused, outcomes-driven, and participatory approach. APSCs are responsible for leading a team of deans in supporting classroom management, creating and overseeing extracurricular activities, and connecting school culture with academics. Leaders in this role serve as the heartbeat of the campus, driving joy and social connection among hundreds of students to ensure they thrive intellectually, emotionally, and physically. 

Mastery Assistant Principals of Operations (APOs) are responsible for all non-instructional functions of campuses, including maintaining smooth and efficient school-based systems and managing the school’s day-to-day financial operations. APOs are also responsible for administering critical data systems, working with families to support enrollment initiatives, and coordinating with other Assistant Principals on the school leadership team to drive excellence and reach goals.

Mastery Assistant Principals of Specialized Services (APSSs) are responsible for seeking and developing resources to help special needs students make significant academic gains. APSSs serve all students across various disability categories, identifying barriers to student achievement and creating interventions to mitigate these barriers,  ensuring the Individual Education Plans for all students are designed with strategies that result in success.

The Mastery Fellows Program for Aspiring Principals is a highly selective one-year program for current  Assistant Principals to grow, plan, and learn as they prepare to serve in Principal roles at Mastery schools. This program, which aims to build and diversify Mastery’s Principal pipeline, offers professional development, mentoring, coaching, and networking opportunities to current Mastery staff, helping to prepare them for their next step in leadership. 

For more information on the program and its requirements, click here.

APPLY TODAY – We are hiring leaders for the 2024-2025 school year. Gain insight into the experience of leaders at Mastery by checking out testimonials from current assistant principals of instruction.

Hiring Process for Leaders

  1. Apply online in less than 30 minutes – just takes a resume and 3 (very) short answer questions!
  2. Complete a phone interview with a member of the Recruitment Team
  3. Complete a phone interview with a member of our Schools Team (our Regional Schools Officers who manage our Principals)
  4. Attend a Selection Day
  5. Visit a campus for a meet-and-greet




of our principals identify as people of color